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Q.  It is very important to change the injection site every time you inject.

Varying the injection site reduces the risk of the area becoming lumpy and helps make sure the insulin is absorbed correctly.

Q.  Remember there is no such thing as a ‘special diabetic diet’.

Choose a variety of foods from the five main food groups daily (starchy foods; fruit and vegetable; dairy products; and protein group) to provide your body with nutrients that it needs.  Foods high in fat or sugar are not essential for a healthy diet, therefore keep these to a minimum.

Q.  Hypoglycaemia should not frequently occur.

If you suffer from frequent hypoglycaemia you should contact your Diabetes Specialist Nurse for a possible adjustment of your insulin dosages.

Need More Help?

The CHOICE diabetes education programme is available in NI and the border counties of Republic of Ireland, ask your Diabetes Team

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